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Holy Week Lily and Thorns

Lent is drawing to a climax. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter will soon be upon us. Here is information that will help with your Holy Week engagement with parishioners.

Bishop Bard proclaims, ‘Easter is coming!’

Girl praying at Easter

Bishop David Bard celebrates the creativity of Michigan United Methodists ministering in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis. He offers new possibilities for Easter worship during this ongoing stay-at-home season.

UMs show church is not a building

Michigan UMs like Jeremy Peters are being church

Both bishop and governor have encouraged Michiganders to stay-at-home. We are finding that church really does happen outside the building.

Christy Miller White joins staff

Christy Miller White joined the Conference Staff on March 1.

The Rev. Christy Miller White joined the Conference staff on March 1. She hit the ground running offering ministry resources for youth ministry during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Bishop’s appeal to suspend gatherings

The Spirit is present when in-person gatherings are not possible.

Bishop David Bard is recommending that Michigan United Methodist Churches refrain from all in-person gatherings for the remainder of March. May we remain bound together in the Spirit of love.    Here is a transcript of the Bishop’s video message …  Dear Friends in Christ, what a difference a few days or even a… Continue Reading Bishop’s appeal to suspend gatherings

Michigan Conference advances Protocol

Members receive ballots to advance Protocol

On March 7, The Michigan Annual Conference became the 3rd annual conference to advance a petition, “Reconciliation and Grace through Separation and Restructuring.” The only U.S. conference to do so.

Response from Bishop on COVID-19

Handwashing is best response

The Michigan Conference joins in response to the coronavirus. Bishop Bard supports these personal and local church measures to support health and healing.

Bishop urges calm and preparation for coronavirus

Coronavirus precautions urged

Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. He urges churches to be aware of precautions to take if the outbreak spreads.

Register for Special Session by Mar. 2

Members will gather again in March

AC members who gathered in Acme last May will gather again in Albion on March 7 for a special session. Under  consideration is the forwarding of Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference

Registered for Special Session?

They registered. Have you?

A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference has been called on March 7th to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to GC 2020. Members must be registered by March 2.

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